20 Jan 2012

Five Minute Friday: Vivid

On Fridays around these parts we stop, drop, and write.

For fun, for love of the sound of words, for play, for delight, for joy and celebration at the art of communication.

For only five short, bold, beautiful minutes. Unscripted and unedited. We just write without worrying if it’s just right or not.

Won’t you join us?

    1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
    2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
    3. Most important: comment and encourage the person who linked up before you.

OK, are you ready? Give me your best five minutes on:

Vivid…

GO

Sometimes you have to see the world in black and white before you can appreciate it in color. You need friends who will tell you Jesus truth and lay down their hearts and confess truth to you in stark yes and no to understand why a promise is rainbow colored.

You need to see your world through someone else’s lens and hear their voice repeat back verses and blessings you’ve heard before, just forgotten to remember. Friendship comes to you in silhouette outlines against the dark night sky and you receive it like a warm bowl of beef stew and steaming hot corn bread. You eat and swallow and see.

Vividly.

Sometimes it’s only when someone else colors in the picture with a perspective you’d been blind to that the image takes shape. Color develops in the dark. Rooms of our minds must process what we thought we’d learned.

We must learn it again.

Before we can offer it to anyone else.

Such truth is never framed. It is a living art and we must find ways to step outside the frame.

STOP

OK, show me what you’ve got.
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  1. 4

    Aww. I love the word and I love the pic! Head thrown back in raucous laughter!! I my friends. Especially the ones who grab the box of crayons and help me color outside of the lines =)

  2. 5

    That picture makes my heart sing. I love those girls, and I love you {and your crazy-gifted word skills}! xoxo

  3. 6

    Thank you for hosting this thought provoking meme! I love that I have to quickly think deep in just 5 minutes — a challenge but there is a small reward for simplicity.

  4. 7

    Loved the direction you went with the topic. “Sometimes it’s only when someone else colors in the picture with a perspective you’d been blind to that the image takes shape. ” So very true.

  5. 8

    Sorry, it posted twice.

  6. 9

    There’s nothing better than a warm bowl of beef stew and warm cornbread on a cold day and good friends when my heart is lost in an icy tundra of forgetfulness. Such vivid imagery! Thanks for sharing Lisa-Jo!

    Stephanie

  7. 10

    You write so beautifully Lisa-Jo. This reminds me of the verse that talks about iron sharpening iron. There is something so uplifting about sharing the deepest things of the heart with trusted friends. Your picture is just perfect!

  8. 11

    So, so true Lisa-Jo and beautifully written. “just forgotten to remember”; love that!

    Hi, I’m Betty Jo, so glad to meet you. I’m joining in your linky party for the first time. Can’t wait to read the other entries.

  9. 12

    LJ, what writing here. Whoa. You make me cry, this day Seth leaves for your Mother Country. :)

    That day is a treasure in my heart. Thank you for how you love.

  10. 14

    Just when I think I couldn’t possibly love you even more…well, you know, you do something like this and there you go–my heart gets even bigger. You are all kinds of wonderful.

  11. 15

    i agree. I think i always need to see in black in white before i see in color. everyone i meet has a different story and a different outlook on life. This is a beautiful interpretation of vivid.

  12. 17

    “Sometimes it’s only when someone else colors in the picture with a perspective you’d been blind to that the image takes shape.”

    I love this. It just so true. I appreciate the many ways my husband will oftentimes bring a perspective that I was blind to. And this happens sometimes with friends, and sometimes when reading the Word. Its through His Word I gain the greatest perspective of all ~ in full color.

  13. 18

    I love the picture! This is really wonderful. Thanks for such a thought-provoking post and theme for this week. I had fun linking up again! :)

  14. 19

    I love the color that other people bring to our lives and the ways that can change our perspective on things. I also love Five Minute Friday. :)

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